Here are my origins as a wargamer. I started playing 40k with the release of 3rd edition. My first two armies were Dark Angels and Chaos Space Marines. I was playing out in the northwest and the gamers I hung out with were all about the fluff and building beautiful armies. This was prior to the WAAC gamer or RAW as we know it now. My friend who got me started was a horrid mentor... I was someone for him to win as many easy games as possible. I kept count of my wins and losses... I only managed two wins out of the first 60 games. It was really frustrating and at first i was simply just trying to learn all the rules. Mainly I would play my DA versus orks and i was completely overwhelmed by the horde... But slowly I started to develop some basic tactics and win games. The guys I played with out there were awesome! I formed a club and it's still going strong today I'm very proud to say.
Next I moved to the triangle area of North Carolina and got right back into the game running World Eaters. I had lots of daemons in my army and you used to be able to summons daemons off of other daemons. About 50 percent of my army was daemonic and it was very fast and hard hitting. I took them to the 2001 Dallas GT and ended up winning a best sportsmanship award along with 3 ties and 3 massacres. I crushed three BA armies the second day. I came home and eventually grew tired of the army winning just about every RTT I entered. Those World Eaters were unstoppable! So my next army was Space Wolves... This army had a very unique theme and won a lot of awards for appearance and best army. I took them to the 2002 Dallas GT and broke even in my games. I also brought them to a Baltimore Games Day RTT but didn't do as well... There were a lot of tools there and the comp scoring boned SW in particular. The 4th edition CSM codex was then released and I built an undivided army that was heavy on Khorne units... This was my first over the top army and i ended up in the top five at the Charlotte 2003 GT only losing one game, plus I won an award for best army. I won many RTTs with this list and there were several variations as well including an eight man Berzerker biker list! They were totally tooled up and I had a possessed biker champion hosting a Bloodthirster... S8 at I5 on the charge with a lighting claw to boot! Crazy crazy !!!
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